Fans of psychedelic music are in for a an exotic treat with the visit of Japanese band
Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. to the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny on Thursday night.
Formed in 1995, the band is led by Kawabata Makoto. There are currently around 30 members, famous and unknown, musicians, artist, dancers, farmers etc.
In order to follow and document their multifarious activities, in 1998 the Acid Mothers Temple family record label was set up.
The Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. group is just one part of collective’s activities.
Over a decade ago Kawabata became involved with a commune of Japanese beatniks and hippies. The members of Acid Mothers Temple have several houses all over Japan, and each of is free to come and go between these houses.
One of the members is a farmer, living together with his fields and rice paddies. There’s another member who has traveled through the Australian deserts and lived with Aborigines.
Support from Derry based band Scenery. Scenery are a five piece soul, jazz and blues band from Derry, Northern Ireland. Despite only forming in late 2015, Scenery have been building a dedicated fan base with their energetic live shows and recently set up camp in Smalltown America Studios to record their debut offering.
Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Thursday 22nd September, 8pm.
Tickets €10. An Grianán Theatre Box Office: 074 91 20777